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The first United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) regional office was officially opened today in Riyadh by UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili and the Saudi Minister for Tourism, H.E. Ahmed Al Khateeb at an event attended by regional tourism ministers and industry leaders.

flynas, the Saudi air carrier inaugurated the first of its flights to the historical city of AlUla in a direct flight from Riyadh, on Wednesday March 17.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the addition of Riyadh to its regional network of destinations. KLM will operate a direct flight from Amsterdam to the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has also announced adjustments to the wider schedule of flights in the Gulf to integrate Riyadh into the network, for the convenience of customers. The first service operating to Riyadh will start on January 11.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Al Khozama Company to manage and ultimately brand the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh.  The group will take over the management in the first quarter of 2021.

As tourism in Saudi Arabia begins to transform in line with Vision 2030, residents of large cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam are embracing it by touring unexplored destinations.

H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb, minister of tourism, Saudi Arabia, on September 16 announced that the establishment of the UNWTO Regional Office for the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been approved by UNWTO executive council members.

From 28th September of this year, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will adjust the flight schedule for flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Gulf States in the Middle East.

The Saudi Falcons Club has announced two falconry events to be held in Saudi Arabia later this year, further strengthening Kingdom’s importance as an international centre of falconry excellence.

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its second Radisson Collection property in Riyadh and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

flynas, the Saudi national air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has announced the launch of its new direct international flights between Riyadh and New Delhi, starting from July 01.